National Jun 12, 2018

Okinawa declares measles outbreak over

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Monday declared the end of a measles outbreak, after everyone who had been diagnosed with the disease was confirmed to have recovered. According to the prefecture a total of 99 people were found to be infected with measles during the ...

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

National Apr 19, 2018

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

A measles outbreak in Okinawa is causing concerns about tourism ahead of the Golden Week holidays, with 65 infections registered over a one-month period that ended Thursday, the Okinawa Prefectural Government said. Golden Week starts later this month, but hotels in the popular resort area ...

World / Science & Health Sep 29, 2016

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles

The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease, which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was confirmed ...

32 Kansai airport workers contract measles

National / Science & Health Sep 5, 2016

32 Kansai airport workers contract measles

Measles is spreading fast among workers at Kansai International Airport, with 32 airport workers in their 20s and 30s found to have contracted the viral disease since mid-August, officials said. In addition to the 32, three other medical workers who dealt with measles patients were ...